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January 13, 1900 



Cholera, yellow fever, plague, and smallpox, etc. — Continued. 
SMALLPOX. 



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Argentina : 

Buenos Ayres 

Belgium ; 

Antwerp 

Bohemia : 

Prague 

Brazil ; 

Rio de Janeiro 

England ; 

London 

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Gibraltar 

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Athens , 

India : 

Bombay 

Italy : 

Milan 

Mexico * 

Vera Cruz 

Quebec : 

Kamouraska County. 

Matone County 

Russia : 

Moscow 

Odessa 

St. Petersburg 

Warsaw 

Spain ; 

Corunna 

Madrid 

Straits Settlements : 

Singapore 

Turkey : 

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BRAZIL. 



Report from Bio de Janeiro — Status of plague in Santos. 

Plague in Santos. 

Eio DE Janeieo, December I4, 1S99. 

Sir : The state of plague at Santos is stationary. My last report 
stated that there were in the isolation hospital at Santos 15 patients, of 
whom 14 were ill of plague and 1 was suspected. Since then, there 
entered the hospital, on December 4, 1 patient, and there were dis- 
charged 2 patients (1 ill of plague and 1 suspicious case), and only 1 
patient died. 

However, the disease of the patient entered on the 4th has been now 
recognized as not plague, and consequently since November 27 up to 
December 12 no case has occurred. The hope that the plague may 
have been extinguished at Santos has unfortunately been destroyed by 
the fact that on the 12th instant a child, 7 years of age, was sent to the 
isolation hospital on account of illness, which is, without doubt, plague. 

Therefore, the total number of patients is at present 14, of which 13 
are ill of plague, 1 of another sickness. Of the plague patients 2 are in 
a bad state, 2 are in pretty fair condition, 3 are convalescent, and 6 are 
in good condition. 

Therefore, the total result has been as follows : Without regard to the 
cases that occurred at the beginning and were not recognized, there have 



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been up to the present time 32 cases, of which 12 were fatal, 7 were 
cured and discharged, and 13 still remain under treatment. 
At Sao Paulo there have appeared no new cases of plague. 

Commercial intercourse with Portugal. 

Commercial intercourse with Portugal has now been reopened. The 
Brazilian Government has given permission for the importation of mer- 
chandise from Portugal, with the exception of such as is genei-allj'^ 
recognized as being of a nature liable to convey infectious germs. 
However, all merchandise admitted has to be previously disiniected 
before leaving the respective Portuguese ports under observation of a 
special physician authorized by the Brazilian Government. 

Steamship J. W. Taylor. 

In regard to the cases ofplague on board ofthe steamship J". W. Taylor, 
I beg to submit to your consideration the following statement of the 
United States vice-consul at Santos : 

The J. W. Taylor arrived in Santos October 9. Hope, the steward, 
was sent to the hospital October 11 and discharged from there October 
18 (the day the pest was officially declared to exist here). 

The Taylor cleared from Santos October 23. Hope was ordered to 
the hospital by Lamport & Holt's visiting doctor. Dr. Moura Eibeiro, 
and was attended in the hospital by the same doctor, who happened to 
be the attending physician for the week Hope was there. Dr. Moura 
Eibeiro's hospital certificate states that Hope was suffering from eczema 
of the face and lips. Dr. Moura Eibeiro is also on the staff of the sani- 
tary commission. When Hope, in company with Captain "Wat«rs of the 
J. W. Taylor, went to the agents of the Lamport & Holt line, Messrs. 
F. S. Hampshire & Co., to get a letter of admittance to the hospital, he 
stated he was suffering from syphilis, and the agents say he certainly 
looked as though he was. I have learned that this steward, Hope, died 
during the voyage. 



State of health at Bio de Janeiro. 

The state of health at Eio de Janeiro continues to be for the last three 
weeks about the same as previously reported. The smallpox epidemic 
still continues. There were during the last three weeks 53, 41, and 52 
deaths from that disease. The number of cases of yellow fever is i ncreas- 
ing and also that of deaths from this cause, but it is still far from being 
an epidemic. There occurred during the last three weeks 3, 7, and 8 
deaths from yellow fever. 

I have the honor to transmit to you the official sanitary report for the 
weeks ended November 24 and December 1. 

During the week ended November 24 there were 309 deaths from all 
causes, an increase of 27 as compared with the preceding week ; 10 
deaths from accesso pernicioso, an increase of 2 ; 3 deaths from yellow 
fever, none before ; 53 deaths from smallpox, an increase of 3 ; 3 deaths 
from typhoid fever, an increase of 1 ; 1 death from beriberi, the same 
as before, and 52 deaths from tuberculosis, a decrease of 18. 

During the week ended December 1 there were 271 deaths from all 
causes, a decrease of 38 as compared with the preceding week ; 7 deaths 
from accesso pernicioso, a decrease of 3 ; 7 deaths from yellow fever, 
an increase of 4 ; 41 deaths from smallpox, a decrease of 12 ; 6 deaths 
from typhoid fever, an increase of 3 ; 1 death from beriberi, the same 
as before, and 39 deaths from tuberculosis, a decrease of 13. 



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Bills of health. 

Since last report the following-named ships have been inspected and 
received bills of health of this office : December 1, bark Oregon, Nor- 
wegian, for Savannah. December 2, steamship Buffon, British, for 
New York ; steamship Handel, British, for New York. December 7, 
barkeutine, White Wings, American, for Baltimore. December 9, bark 
Severn, British, for Baltimore. December 11, steamship Valleda, 
British, for Baltimore. December 13, bark Nova Lide, Portuguese, for 
New Orleans. 

EespectfuUy, W. Havelburg, M. D., 

Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. 8. M. H. 8. 
The Sukgeon-General, 

0. 8. Marine- Hospital Service. 



Report from Hongkong. 

Hongkong, November 29, 1899. 
Sir : I have the honor to transmit herewith my weekly report of 
transactions for the period ended November 25, 1899, and to inform 
you that during this time there were 83 deaths from all causes, 1 being 
from plague. There was also 1 death from diphtheria and 1 from 
enteric fever. 

EespectfuUy, J. 0. Perry, 

Passed Assistant Surgeon, U. 8. M. H. 8. 
The Surgeon-General, 

U. 8. Marine- Hospital Service. 

[Inclosure.] 
Report of vessels inspected at Hongkong, China, for the week ended November S6, 1899. 



Date. 


Name of vessel. 


Destination. 


Number 
of crew. 


Number 
of cabin 
passen- 
gers. 


Number 
of steer- 
age pas- 
sengers. 


Number 
rejected. 


Nov 20 




Manila P 1 


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27 
40 
76 
79 

22 
82 
115 

72 


27 


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Br. ss. Saint Jerome (o) 


NewYork, N. Y 

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1 
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1 

19 
29 

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10 




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Br. ss. Algoa 


San Francisco, 
Cal. 

New York. N. Y 

Manila, P.I 




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6 
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60 




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do 




Nov. 25 




Tacoma, Wash 


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a Supplemental bill of iiealth. 
COLOMBIA. 

Public health good in Cartagena. 

Cartagena, December 18, 1899. 
Sir : I have the honor to report that the public health is satisfactory 
at this port. Notwithstanding the number of troops that have been 
garrisoned in and about this city on account of the existing revolution, 
no epidemic nor unusual sickness has appeared in this district. 
Respectfully, Aug. T. Hanabergh, 

United States Vice- Consul. 
The Surgeon-General, 

U. S. Marine-Hospital Service.